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NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
for everything from the flu to terrorism. >> well, jim, in addition to doing all of that, the new building is going to be the new home for the city's morgue. from security doors using eye identification -- >> thank you, you have been identified. >> reporter: -- to water tanks for testing bullets, to walking into a morgue storage room, with a space for 200 refrigerated bodies, twice the old capacity. the new $210 million forensics headquarters, three years to construct, is a major improvement for crime and chemical analysis that has eluded the district for decades. >> the potential that this building gives to the district of columbia to increase, improve, and expand its ability to do forensic analysis, to solve crimes, is just enormous. >> reporter: it will take several more months for the building to be fully operational. but the city no longer will have to depend upon fbi facilities in quantico and elsewhere for detailed analysis. some residents in nearby homes were initially worried that the building might pose a potential hazard if chemicals escaped or there were fires. >> when you walk
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with details. >> hi, jim, wendy. similar to a traditional mammogram but it actually images the breast tissue in 3d. that helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier and hopefully save lives. >> he said i would be really shocked if this was not cancer. >> reporter: a cancer diagnose sis almost always surprising. when doctors recently diagnosed 58-year-old patty taylor with breast cancer, it was especially stunning because it had never shown up on her mammogram. >> which to me was astounding. just absolutely astounding. >> reporter: that's because the tumor was only 7 milliliters long which makes it difficult to pick up on a conventional mammogram. but the alexandria woman had a new type of screening. a 33 mammogram. the doctors say gives them a closer look at the breast tissue. >> the procedure is performed by having a series of very low dose images. reconstructed so that the breast tissue can be seen in as many as 60, 70, even 80 then sections or thin slices. >> reporter: conventional mammograms are two dimensional. it takes two images of each breast. one from the side and one on top. with the 3d
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